Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing Watch Review

Longines has marked the start of the 2014/2015 alpine skiing season with the launch of the new Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing, a chronograph able to display time to one hundredth of a second.

The timepiece is part of the Conquest 1/100th series, a collection developed for sports that require an extremely high level of precision. These Longines watches measure time at multiple intermediaries and feature an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand.

The Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing pays tribute to the watch brand's long relationship with alpine skiing competitions.Designed for professional alpine skiiers and enthusiasts, the watch can be used to measure the intermediate times from the starting gate to the finish line, gate by gate.

"Longines shares over 80 years of emotion and adventure with alpine skiing competitions," said Walter von Känel, Longines President. "You only have to mention Kitzbühel in 1978, where the Austrian skier Josef Walcher and Sepp Ferstl from Germany tied exactly to one hundredth of a second upon crossing the finish line of the famous Streif. It was a feat measured by Longines! We are very proud to have contributed towards developing the technology used in this discipline. It all started with the Chronoson Longines in 1948, before moving onto the first quartz chronograph in 1956 and now we are paying tribute to this rich heritage with our Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing chronograph!"

The Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing has a 41 mm steel case with a black dial. It comes with a steel strap with a triple safety folding clasp. Powered by the unique L440 quartz movement, the watch has a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows it to be reset instantly and split times to be recorded.

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